ERIC Number: ED144103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Comprehension of Syntactic Structures in Oral Language and Its Relationship to Reading Comprehension in First-Grade Children.
Ribovich, Jerilyn K.
This study was designed to develop an instrument to measure comprehension of oral-language syntactic structures, to establish the validity and reliability of the instrument, and to determine the nature of the relationship between comprehension of syntactic structures in oral language and reading comprehension. The Comprehension of Selected Oral Language Syntax Test (COSOLST) was administered to 14 first-grade subjects from each of nine schools in Fairfax County, Virginia. The study's finding that comprehension of syntactic structures in oral language was related to reading comprehension may account, in part, for variance in reading comprehension that is not reflected in scores on intelligence tests. The possible uses of the COSOLST are outlined; tabulations of data, an example of picture choices that accompanied written descriptions on the test, a list of the sentences that appeared on the test, a glossary of terms, and a bibiliography complete the discussion. (KS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Study prepared at West Virginia University